Since 2019, the ICPC and Espoir 18 have been working closely together in a project on improving of police-population dialogue, with a special attention on the young public and minority groups in their relationship with the police institution. The aim of this project is to document the inspiring experiences and practices on both sides of the Atlantic, but also to promote the transfer of knowledge and promote the transfer of knowledge and to establish the collaborations around this theme.
As part of their collaboration, Espoir 18 is organizing a North American mobility tour in the summer of 2022, including a visit to New York and Washington, with the local support of the French Embassy. The mobile team, made up of around thirty people, including twenty young people from the association, will also visit Montreal from July 8 to the 12, 2022.
The ICPC is delighted to be able to welcome them in Montreal.
After a year of touring in cities in France, Espoir 18 will perform this summer in Quebec and the United States with two North American landmark theatrical performances:
– Bad Mama – Directed by Farid Abdelkrim, performed by the “Z’improbables” troupe
– Lettres à Nour – Adapted from the novel by Rachid Benzine and directed by him, performed by Farid Abdelkrim and Céline Dély
The theatrical evenings will address the multiple issues and aspirations of contemporary youth, particularly in certain disadvantaged areas: daily life, radicalisation that can lead to violence, questions of identity, the relationship between generations and with institutions, and other topics.
We invite you to attend the presentation of one of these plays during these theatrical events that will be held free of charge on the following dates :
Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 6 pm at the Union Française in Downtown, Montreal (Rougier Room).
Presentation of Bad Mama and Lettres à Nour, followed by a discussion with the audience.
Monday, July 11, 2022 at 6pm, at Espace 7000 in Montreal-North (Désilets room), in collaboration with Parole d’excluEs.
Presentation of Bad Mama and Lettres à Nour, followed by a discussion with the public.